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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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Busting the Myth of the Malware “Silver Bullet”
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to architect an anti-malware and endpoint security toolbox that relies on coordinating multi-layer, sophisticated defense. Discover which technologies can be connected to bolster your security posture, and learn about 3 critical layers of defense for keeping up with modern threats.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

McAfee, Inc.

Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
RESEARCH CONTENT: 90% of companies now use cloud services, not all of it sanctioned by IT. Moreover, more sensitive data is being stored in the cloud outside the visibility and control of IT. Learn more "Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky."
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

McAfee, Inc.

Ransomware: What every healthcare organization needs to know
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EBOOK: In the healthcare industry, information security is critical. It's also a tremendous challenge, now more than ever before. In this e-book, you'll learn about the impact of ransomware on the myriad of networkable devices being used to improve patient care today.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 08 Feb 2017

Cisco Umbrella

How a global medical manufacturer routs out ransomware
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how Octapharma's decision to adopt Cisco's Umbrella security program helped them to secure their expanding network.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Getting Ahead of Cyber Threats in 2017
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at new ways that attackers may approach cybersecurity attacks and how to bolster your defenses.
Posted: 01 Feb 2017 | Published: 01 Feb 2017

SearchSecurity.com

Raiders of the Lost File Shares: Defending Enterprise Data Against Destructive Malware
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: With destructive malware ravaging the networks of governments, Aramco, Sands Corporation, and Sony Pictures, you need to adjust your tactics to ensure your continued safety. In this white paper, discover a deeper look at these recent attacks and potential countermeasures to thwart them.
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

BlackBerry

Exploit Kits: Getting In by Any Means Necessary
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the concept of exploit kits and how to defend against them. Uncover tips for reducing your attack surface, blocking known malware and exploits, identifying new threats, and more.
Posted: 19 Dec 2016 | Published: 19 Dec 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Stop Ransomware Before it Starts
sponsored by Carbon Black
EBOOK: There is no single solution to beat ransomware. Learn the history behind ransomware, how it works, and what you can do to protect your valuable assets. Through proper planning and preparations, you can defend your organization and protect your valuable assets.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Carbon Black

How to Identity Web Threats in Real-Time
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can achieve real-time web protection and dynamic malware scanning in your existing security infrastructure. Learn how you can quickly enforce network access policies, instantly report on web threats and user activity, and more.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Secure and Accelerate User Access to Web Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to secure and accelerate web applications using Web Application Firewall (WAF) deployments in trusted and untrusted web environments. Deliver the fast, latency-free web experience users expect from anywhere and to any device.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Deliver Complete Security for Enterprise Web Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to fully protect web applications without adversely affecting web performance for your users. Address all of today's critical web vulnerabilities while at the same time accelerating web applications for optimal productivity.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Secure Email Against Targeted Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: To protect against targeted phishing attacks and other email-borne malware, you need the ability to identify infected traffic before your users click on it. Discover how you can extract malicious content from all emails before they hit your users' inboxes and neutralize attacks early without impacting user experience.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Accelerating Your Incident Response & Improving Your Network Forensics
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Network visibility is key to insightful security intelligence. Learn how to protect your workforce, fortify your network and improve overall security processes with complete visibility and streamlined forensics.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Block Zero-Day Threats Before They Hit Endpoints
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to block 99.5% of malware from the web and drastically reduce the amount of time and resources needed for clean-up. Create a more effective and efficient IT environment with automated intelligence built to detect zero-day malware and other emerging threats.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Demo: Next-Gen Antivirus in Action
sponsored by Carbon Black
WEBCAST: Learn how next-generation antivirus protection works in this quick demonstration. Discover how to stop new and emerging malware threats, including zero-day ransomware attacks from owning your database and holding your data hostage.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Premiered: Nov 30, 2016

Carbon Black

How to Prevent and Respond to a Healthcare Ransomware Infection
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, consultant Ernie Hayden shares tips on preparing for ransomware attacks through measures like managing account privileges, as well as how to handle infections once they've happened.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 02 Feb 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: This Osterman Research white paper focuses on current problems in security with phishing and ransomware, and gives recommendations on how to mitigate these threats. Learn how to implement security awareness training for all users, maintain quality backups and implement detection and elimination systems for your network.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

KnowBe4

Best Practices for Dealing with Phishing and Next-Generation Malware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: This Osterman Research study focuses on the current security problems with email and other systems, and offers recommendations about how to improve security. Learn how to combat phishing and next-gen malware threats through a variety of best practices, beginning with user training.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

KnowBe4

The History of Ransomware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Learn a brief history of ransomware, its evolution and the different malware families it's been a part of. By understanding where ransomware came from and how it's attacked in the past, you can best predict where it's going in the future and design an effective defense strategy for your organization.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

The Phishing Breakthrough Point
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Habits take time to form and become part of one's daily life – the same applies to being cyber street-smart about phishing prevention. Learn how to create a more effective phishing awareness training program through deeper analysis of the human landscape of your organization.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Employees at the Frontline in the Battle Against Ransomware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: In crunch time, it's all up to your employees to defend your critical information. Enable them to protect your organization sufficiently with proper security training and education in place. With well-trained personnel on the frontlines, you can ensure your organization stays safe from the crippling effects of ransomware.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Ransomware: A Hostage Rescue Manual
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Learn the different types of ransomware, how to spot them and how to prevent an attack against your files. Should you become infected, learn the steps you must take to best protect your assets and how to avoid future ransomware attacks.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Resource Center: Stop Threats and Prevent Data Loss
sponsored by Intel Security
RESOURCE: Get a deeper understanding of who is behind theft, the types of data being stolen and the ways it is getting outside of organizations. Though it's difficult to completely stop, discover policies and procedures you can easily follow to reduce overall data loss.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Intel Security

Resource Center: How to Safeguard Data
sponsored by Intel Security
RESOURCE: This Ponemon Institute study, a featured resource on this custom site, details the critical components of data loss prevention (DLP) maturity and gives you eye-opening statistics on data loss incidents worldwide.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Intel Security

Mitigate Security Risks with Hyperconverged Infrastructure
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Improve your security posture and best mitigate risks by implementing comprehensive security measures across your entire enterprise - from the network perimeter to the application layer. Discover how a hyperconverged infrastructure limits potential points of attack and consolidates security controls.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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